Clinical Photography in Dentistry: A New Perspective 1st Edition
The primary aim of this seminal book is to make the case that digital photography is an essential instrument for evidence and interaction in dental practice. Unlike many books on this subject, this book redefines the scope of and rationale for clinical photography beyond the obvious focal point of anterior teeth and esthetics to include all oral tissues and the entire spectrum of dental care. In addition, the author outlines the most suitable camera equipment and accessories, the correct technique and positioning, and the protocol for digital image management to ensure high-quality images. This book will help dentists appreciate the value and scope of digital photography in general dentistry and allow them to seamlessly incorporate the equipment and techniques into their clinical practice and workflow. An essential book that expands the place of clinical photography and underscores its role in improving clinical records and communication.
Clinical photography in dentistry is undervalued for its role in achieving best practice. It can be considered a part of biomedical imaging that uses visible light and is a supplemental tool for both documentation and communication, providing a level of reality that is accessible, comprehensible, and reliable. The advent of digital technology in photography has simplifed both the acquisition and management of still images. This now makes high-quality digital photography feasible in the clinical setting but also makes it a growing requirement. The scope of clinical records and professional practice is extended by the ability to pictorially chronicle treatment and conditions. Digital images can add a level of objective validity to other dental records as well as provide an independent temporal reference.
About the Author
Peter Sheridan, AM, BDS, MDS, FICD, is a dentist in Sydney, Australia, and has been in private practice since 1971. He is a clinical lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney and presents courses, lectures, and master classes on clinical photography throughout Australia and New Zealand. His book, Dental Clinical Photography: A Guide to Standard Views (Bakelite, 2013) tailored the photographic protocol to general dentistry. He has a master’s degree in preventive dentistry and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists.
Dr Sheridan is also an accredited professional photographer whose photographs and articles appear in specialist fine art journals, books, travel publications, museum catalogs, and print media. In addition, he is an internationally recognized historian, collector, and speaker on Art Deco design who has authored two photographic reference books on Art Deco radios, Radio Days: Australian Bakelite Radios (Bakelite, 2008) and Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made (Schiffer, 2014). In 2001 Dr Sheridan was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian government for his international work in empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis.
Table of Contents
1. The Digital Image in Dentistry
2. Uses for Clinical Photography
3. Principles of Photography
4. Camera Equipment
5. Mirrors, Retractors, and Contrastors
6. A Guide to Standard Views
7. Clinical Practice Considerations
8. Digital Asset Management and Postprocessing
9. Improving Communication and Treatment Acceptance with Photography